This is a guest post written by Jocelyn Brown - freelance technology writer specializing in home and business solutions and developments.
We know that for some people hardware devices plus Agile just doesn’t sum up. Agile may even feel a bit odd for hardware development, with all the tools and processes behind it. The problem is, hardware is often deprived of iterative development and therefore its release may be overwhelmingly stressful (and exciting for sure) for the company.
In the IoT cloud world, there are few brands that are recognisable at the beginning. IBM BlueMix is one of them. Moreover, they are one of the pioneers in IoT cloud solutions. They’ve grown to be a platform that has a breadth of functionalities that I have not seen in any competitors. The whole service is split into 12 categories which help in whole system design and navigation in created architecture.
A few months ago I bought a smartband. The main idea being prosaic - I wanted to receive notifications from a smartphone as well as have a good pedometer. A few weeks after the purchase, the same company came out with a new version of the device that included one great feature… a heartbeat detector.
A while ago three members of our IoT team recently had a chance to visit the beautiful city of Barcelona in order to participate in one of the best known and most exciting IoT events this year - IoT Solutions World Congress Barcelona. As regular IoT events attendees we wanted to share with you our thoughts (and show you some great photos from this year edition)!
IoT - Internet of Things has been a hot topic in IT industry for some time. It's currently considered to be the fastest growing market, so why not have a closer look about how to build your first prototype, using cutting edge technologies for creating IoT proof of concept projects.
Last year, when Monterail decided to change their office to be a bigger and better-designed place , they decided that it should also be smarter. I was introduced to the team as a person who could make this happen. I collaborated with Monterail during the renovation of their new home and then finally joined the team.
We’re in the middle of the 3rd quarter this year and, as always, it will probably pass by extremely quickly. So I decided to take a closer look at some interesting IoT events coming up before we have to get used to typing 2017 instead of 16.
After some digging around in an IoT R&D project, I came across this IoT platform which is quite clearly promoted by Samsung. They organized a contest at hackster for innovative solutions to be made with this platform. In addition to that, they're giving away a weekly bounty for integrating new APIs with the ARTIK system. This platform differs slightly from others for one main reason: if we don’t already have hardware, Samsung ARTIK has its own solution: 3 different IoT modules.